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Norwegian man dies in DR Congo jail

Monday, August 19th 2013, 2:06
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

A Norwegian national, Tjostolv Moland, imprisoned in DR Congo on murder charges since 2009 has died, the foreign ministry in Oslo says.
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UN: Child soldiers freed in DR Congo

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 0:13
related places: Katanga

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children have been rescued from an armed group in Katanga province.
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Fighting for DR Congo's cash cow to secede

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 23:30
related places: Katanga

The separatists fighting for Katanga, DR Congo's cash cow
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Congo soldiers tried for depot blast

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Twenty-three soldiers go on trial in Congo-Brazzaville over the 2012 arms depot explosion which killed at least 240 people.
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'Oil threat' to Africa's oldest park

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:01

Conservation group WWF calls on a company to abandon plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park, the Virunga in DR Congo.
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Rwanda 'recruiting' for Congo rebels

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 16:55

Four Rwandans tell the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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UN orders DR Congo city to disarm

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 20:47

The UN mission in DR Congo gives residents of the restive city of Goma 48 hours to disarm, warning that force will be used if they fail to do so.
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Fears over UN force in DR Congo

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:20

Aid agencies have voiced fears that a possible military offensive by the UN in eastern DR Congo could make the humanitarian situation worse and lead to attacks on their workers.
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Tree loss slows in African rainforest

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:16

Deforestation in one of the world's largest rainforests, the Congo Basin in Africa, has slowed, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Illegal logs tracked from Congo to EU

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:52

A BBC Panorama investigation has found that new European timber rules are failing to stop illegal rainforest wood reaching stores in the EU.
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Has the EU fallen for logging scam?

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 0:05

Has the EU fallen for Congo's logging scam?
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Desecrating corpse arrest in Congo

Friday, July 19th 2013, 15:42
related places: Goma

A lieutenant in DR Congo's army is arrested for desecrating the corpses of rebel fighters on the frontline near Goma city, officials say.
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Congo rebel clashes near Goma city

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:49
related places: Goma

Rebels and army forces in eastern DR Congo are engaged in heavy fighting close to Goma city, which was briefly captured by the rebels last year.
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VIDEO: DR Congo refugees 'rise to 70,000'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 0:09

The number of people fleeing the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo rises to 70,000, says the Red Cross.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee DR Congo violence

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 19:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 30,000 people have fled DR Congo after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town, says the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR.
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Thousands flee DR Congo fighting

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 16:20
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 30,000 people have fled DR Congo after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town, says the UN's refugee agency.
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Congolese flee Ugandan rebel raid

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:30
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Thousands of people have fled DR Congo after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town, aid workers say.
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Support for Congo rebels 'falling'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Uganda Uganda

Rwanda is now only providing "limited" support to Congolese M23 rebels and Uganda none at all, a leaked report by a group of UN experts says.
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VIDEO: RIP Kinshasa's 'Spirits of Death'?

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 19:26
related places: Kinshasa

Travelling in the Democratic Republic of Congo can often be a nightmare. Now the government is planning to overhaul the rather dangerous public transport system in Kinshasa.
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Congo attacks over arrests in India

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 19:46
related countries: India India

Shops belonging to Asians are targeted in a violent protest in DR Congo's capital over the arrest of Congolese students in India over the weekend.
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First cycling Tour de Congo begins

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 15:33

The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
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Libya in good shape to host DR Congo

Friday, June 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

Previews of Friday's 2014 World Cup African qualifiers between Libya and DR Congo and Sudan and Ghana.
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Illusion of protection in DR Congo

Friday, May 24th 2013, 23:24

The UN's illusion of protection in eastern DR Congo
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VIDEO: UN brigade to 'enforce peace' in Congo

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 21:00

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the BBC that a UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo will protect the civilian population
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Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 17:52
related places: Goma

M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit to the conflict-hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
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$1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:49

The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
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DR Congo fighting - '19 killed'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 16:00

Fighting between government and rebel forces continues in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with 19 people confirmed dead, a minister says.
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Congo clashes as UN force deploys

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:21

Heavy fighting takes place between government and rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UN is deploying an attack force.
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Kagame denounces UN force in Congo

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame tells the BBC that UN peacekeepers in DR Congo have "in some cases" made the situation worse.
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VIDEO: UN made DR Congo problems 'worse'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:29
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has issued a scathing assessment of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Deaths in DR Congo mine collapse

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:25

At least 20 people are killed when a mine collapses in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
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Congo builds town to honour Lumumba

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:42

The Democratic Republic of Congo is to build a town in honour of independence figure Patrice Lumumba, a government spokesman says.
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Pakistani UN soldier killed in Congo

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani UN peacekeeper is killed in an ambush by unknown assailants in eastern DR Congo, which the UN chief describes as a "war crime".
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